BUSCH: Milwaukee: Jason Keller preview

Defending Champions... Jason Keller will enter Saturday night's race with seven top-10 finishes in 16 starts so far this season. The 33-year old series veteran is seeking his first victory since his win in June of 2003 at the Milwaukee Mile. ...

Defending Champions... Jason Keller will enter Saturday night's race with seven top-10 finishes in 16 starts so far this season. The 33-year old series veteran is seeking his first victory since his win in June of 2003 at the Milwaukee Mile. After qualifying seventh in last year's event, Keller passed Brian Vickers for the lead with 21 laps to go and took the checkered flag for his only win of the 2003 season. The South Carolina native enters this year's race with a new sponsor, Miller High Life, who would love nothing more than to get a win this weekend in their own backyard. In Keller's eleven starts at the Milwaukee Mile, he has one win, four top-5's and six top-10 finishes.

Miller High Life Welcomes you to Milwaukee--Since 1855 the world's second largest beer company has called the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin its home. The company purchased its first brewery called the Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for $9,000 in gold. Through his determination and character, Frederick Miller began building his own American dream - barrel by barrel. This year as High Life salutes their 100 years of history; they returned to the sport of NASCAR with the sponsorship of Jason Keller's No. 22 Miller High Life Ford. This weekend Keller will enter the race with High Life as a primary sponsor on his car and will look to go after his first win of the 2004 season.

And the Pitch Is Out-- Keller will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers game on Thursday afternoon. The game, against the Colorado Rockies, is scheduled to kick off at 1:05 p.m. at Miller Park. Keller will join the players in the locker room before the game to give them a little pre-game advice!

Take a Walk Through the High Life Cruiser--Miller is reintroducing its coveted tour bus the "High Life" cruiser this weekend at the Milwaukee Mile. Miller High Life, the brand that built Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Company and became part of American life through times of economic uncertainty, war, and major sporting events throughout much of the 20th century, toasted its 100th birthday in December, 2003. The Cruiser salutes the brand's major milestone and sets a course for the next 100 years.

The Car-- The Miller High Life crew will bring car #57-15 to the track this weekend. This is the car that Keller drove to a victory with last year at the Milwaukee Mile. He posted a fourth and third place finish at Nazareth and Gateway with the same car this year. No surprise to anyone; this is Keller's favorite car in the shop.

Quotes:

Keller on his top-five finish at Kentucky--"We haven't had a good couple of weeks on the race track. We had some mechanical issues at Nashville that set us back a little bit and we lost quite a bit of ground in the points chase. So to come out of Kentucky with a top-five finish was a good rebound for this team. I was really proud of my guys."

Keller on racing his High Life car in Milwaukee-- "It's hard to live up to a reputation when you're the defending champion at a race. You have to go in there with a positive outlook and the attitude that you've performed well there in the past so you can do it again. We've run really well on the flat tracks this year, so I'm looking forward to Milwaukee. When you go to a track that you've won at, you've done it before so in the back of your mind, you know you can do it again. It would be special to be able to put the No. 22 Miller High Life Ford in victory lane at Milwaukee...home of our High Life sponsor."

Keller on throwing out the first pitch at the Brewer's game--"It will be fun throwing out the first pitch at the Brewer's game. I've been on the field before at some of the other ballparks, but I've never been to Miller Park. I'm looking forward to going there and being a part of the festivities on behalf of Miller High Life."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Brian Vickers